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Reminder: Today at 7pm! Film Screening "Guarda Bosques/Forrest Keepers" and Fundraiser for Cheran

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  • Joaquin Cienfuegos
    Reminder: Today at 7pm There will also be Vegetarian Posole, Atole, Xocolate etc for a donation There will also be a workshop on Native First Aid by the Native
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      Reminder: Today at 7pm

      There will also be Vegetarian Posole, Atole, Xocolate etc for a donation

      There
      will also be a workshop on Native First Aid by the Native Youth
      Movement, because we have to learn to protect our most sacred resource:
      human life.


      https://www.facebook.com/events/638405596185495/



      We'll be Screening a new film by Simon Sedillo Guarda Bosques/Forrest Keepers and Fundraiser for the Autonomous Commune of Cheran in Michoacan,
      Mexico.

      In Los Angeles on February 23rd.

      Event is will be held at the

      Maravilla Handball Court 501 Mednik Ave Los Angeles, CA 90022


      **There will also be a photo exhibit from the Purepecha Struggle for
      Autonomy and Self-Defense of their territories through out the region of
      Michoacan by Purepecha photographer Juan Jose Estrada Serafin.**

      7pm

      “Weapons Drugs and Slavery: Crime and Corruption in the US Political Economy”

      “Weapons Drugs and Slavery: Crime and Corruption in the US Political
      Economy” is a new investigation into the US political economy, corporate
      globalization, illegal banking practices, and US militarism. Sedillo’s
      presentation will facilitate a participatory discussion about crime and
      corruption in the US political economy and the effects of this on poor
      people everywhere. This presentation will identify the way in which
      several institutions and industries perpetrate society’s worst crimes
      while systematically oppressing and criminalizing communities of color,
      indigenous communities, and poor people in general. The presentation
      will also discuss indigenous strategies for community liberation and
      will propose a three point plan for “Hood Liberation”.

      This presentation will be followed by a screening of the film:

      “Guarda Bosques” (Forest Keepers) 45 min.

      On April 15th 2011, when organized crime thugs teamed up with the
      logging industry and different government agencies to pillage precious
      and sacred forests at gun-point, the indigenous Purepecha community of
      Cheran, Michoacan, Mexico rose up with sticks, rocks, and bottle rockets
      against what can only be described as their local narco-government.
      Since then, they have taken the authorities offices, weapons, and
      pick-up trucks, ousted all political parties and all local and state
      police, and have re-established a traditional form of self-governance
      that includes its own council of elders, a community “police”, known as a
      “ronda”, and its own forest defense team, or forest keepers, known as
      the “Guarda Bosques.”

      Info on Simon Sedillo
      http://elenemigocomun.net/banda/simon/


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